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Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

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Address: 18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785-2097
Phone Number: 727-391-6211
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Largest bird hospital in the U.S.

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visited here and soo so impressed not only with the care the birds are getting but whith all of the improvements that are being made to make their stays more comfortable a lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
joanne h
Orange, Texas
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Orange, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

visited here and soo so impressed not only with the care the birds are getting but whith all of the improvements that are being made to make their stays more comfortable a lot of construction going on for new living spaces what an awesome place just gonna have to adopt me a bird lol

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The sanctuary is right off of Indian Rocks Beach. It's small, but interesting. There is no charge, but they have donation boxes to help with the expenses of caring for the birds. The birds appear to be well cared for. They have cages out front, so people can leave injured birds after hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When we went they were having a big sale and we saw the bird that meowed it was awesome the hats were 2.99 we bought everything in the store it was so cool

Thank Dra D
Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't visited since April but, as frequent donors, received a 9/22/16 email saying that they've resolved mismanagement problems and are under new ownership operating as Seaside Seabird Sanctuary in the same place. No mention of hours or other changes. The new manager has worked there previously so things should only get better. In spite of the problems we've read about... More 

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My toddler loves birds, so we decided bringing her to this place would be a nice treat for her. Indeed it was! There are loads of tropical birds. Some walking around, most in their pens. It was great to see. I suggest a visit if you care about nature.

Thank SomePersonHere
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This sanctuary is where caring people take very special care of injured seabirds and wild birds such as owls, pelicans, and even vultures (if they are injured). It is free to visit this sanctuary, and donations are very much appreciated since they have a lot of expenses due to feeding and caring for so many birds. The sanctuary has pet... More 

Thank DJB2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small out of the way place where rehabilitation and caring for our feathered friends takes place. Stop by and drop them ten dollars!! Beautiful birds -so many who would have just died without a helping hand.

1 Thank Ronkabidy
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed just a few buildings up from the sanctuary. You can access the sanctuary from the beach (as you're strolling along) or from the street. A great place where injured birds are taken care of. There is no entry cost...but they gladly accept a small donation $ amount of choice. Loved hearing about how they protect all sorts of... More 

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De Soto, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

We stumbled across this place. My sister loves pelicans so we swung on in. It is free to walk through. Seeing that they are rehabilitating birds and also taking care of some birds that would have died if they hadn't taken them in was really cool. Also seeing some of the different types of birds up close was nice too.... More 

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Such a unique and wonderful experience! We were able to walk around and see various bird species. An adorable pelican greeted us and we took some cute pictures. I made a donation and bought a few items from the gift shop. We will be back!!!

1 Thank Brenda J

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